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(Sun Sentinel)   Man on probation gets to go back to the joint after cops find a joint tucked behind his ear during minor traffic violation   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 30
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2013-07-09 08:30:41 AM  
He looks like the type of person who would keep a joint behind his ear.  Also, he looks like he wore a Fred Durst-style hat at one point.
 
2013-07-09 08:33:02 AM  
Especially if my on probation what?
 
2013-07-09 08:34:15 AM  
Great, so now we're paying to support his ass because the cops were goldbricking. Lose-lose.

THANKS FLORIDA.
 
2013-07-09 08:34:34 AM  
Well, the parole board farked up on this one.
 
2013-07-09 08:34:39 AM  

Plissken: Especially if my on probation what?


*twitch*
 
2013-07-09 08:35:10 AM  
stuffpoint.com
 
2013-07-09 08:38:15 AM  

AngryDragon: [stuffpoint.com image 700x393]


this
while i, even as a person who doesn't partake in the use of illegal drugs, support the decriminalization/legalization of soft drugs like marijuana, i think this dumbass deserves no sympathy. if you're on probation with the threat of going back to jail for getting caught doing pretty much anything illegal, it's very easy to NOT HAVE A FRIGGIN JOINT BEHIND YOUR EAR!
 
2013-07-09 08:41:29 AM  
 COPS had a a guy do that same thing
 
2013-07-09 08:49:36 AM  
The pot debate doesn't matter on this one. People on probation are prohibited from doing all sorts of legal activities like drinking alcohol and owning guns while also prohibited from doing anything illegal. If pot was legal, he would most likely still be going back to jail. He is just an idiot.
 
2013-07-09 08:50:10 AM  
Ordinarily I hate the idea of someone going to jail for weed. But in this guy's case he is CLEARLY not ready to be back in society. He's was on probation and thought it was a good idea to cruise around witha joint in plain view behind his ear.

It is clear that not only does he have no intention of even pretending to follow laws, but also that he is a grade-A moran.
 
2013-07-09 08:52:58 AM  
Oliver Wendell Holmes was on to something when he said "Three generations of imbeciles is enough."
 
2013-07-09 09:01:18 AM  
Well thank goodness! What else would we do with all of that free tax payer money just lying around? Thankfully 10s of thousands of dollars will be spent to put that miscreant back behind bars where we will spend even more to keep him fed and cared for. God Bless America!
 
2013-07-09 09:06:37 AM  
Here in Colorado that would just get you a few extra friends.
 
2013-07-09 09:08:29 AM  

EbolaNYC: Well thank goodness! What else would we do with all of that free tax payer money just lying around? Thankfully 10s of thousands of dollars will be spent to put that miscreant back behind bars where we will spend even more to keep him fed and cared for. God Bless America!


i agree there are far too many people in jail for things like having a joint. i get that. that's one of the reasons i wish marijuana would be at the very least decriminalized.

i also wish there were more readily available methods of separating the degenerates from society, temporarily or permanently, for mental treatment, etc, to attempt to rehabilitate them and return them to a useful role in society.

unfortunately these things have not changed quickly enough, and jail is the main answer. therefore this idiot who screwed up his probation is going back in.

how about we send him to your house instead?
 
2013-07-09 09:11:59 AM  

SpectroBoy: It is clear that not only does he have no intention of even pretending to follow laws


It's your duty as an ethical person to disobey bad laws.

Do you even grade school education?
 
2013-07-09 09:23:10 AM  
This exact story literally happens hundreds of times every day all across the country. What's so interesting here?
 
2013-07-09 09:24:46 AM  

doglover: SpectroBoy: It is clear that not only does he have no intention of even pretending to follow laws

It's your duty as an ethical person to disobey bad laws.

Do you even grade school education?


Perhaps if one is on probation for homicide/manslaughter with culpable negligence, one should leave the civil disobedience to others.  Getting out of prison for a felony only to be put back in for a misdemeanor is just stupid.  I doubt this rocket scientist was trying to stick it to the man.
 
2013-07-09 09:25:35 AM  

bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: Well thank goodness! What else would we do with all of that free tax payer money just lying around? Thankfully 10s of thousands of dollars will be spent to put that miscreant back behind bars where we will spend even more to keep him fed and cared for. God Bless America!

i agree there are far too many people in jail for things like having a joint. i get that. that's one of the reasons i wish marijuana would be at the very least decriminalized.

i also wish there were more readily available methods of separating the degenerates from society, temporarily or permanently, for mental treatment, etc, to attempt to rehabilitate them and return them to a useful role in society.

unfortunately these things have not changed quickly enough, and jail is the main answer. therefore this idiot who screwed up his probation is going back in.

how about we send him to your house instead?


Send him right over. I'll ask him to not be stupid anymore and send him on his way. Problem solved.
 
2013-07-09 09:44:01 AM  

EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: Well thank goodness! What else would we do with all of that free tax payer money just lying around? Thankfully 10s of thousands of dollars will be spent to put that miscreant back behind bars where we will spend even more to keep him fed and cared for. God Bless America!

i agree there are far too many people in jail for things like having a joint. i get that. that's one of the reasons i wish marijuana would be at the very least decriminalized.

i also wish there were more readily available methods of separating the degenerates from society, temporarily or permanently, for mental treatment, etc, to attempt to rehabilitate them and return them to a useful role in society.

unfortunately these things have not changed quickly enough, and jail is the main answer. therefore this idiot who screwed up his probation is going back in.

how about we send him to your house instead?

Send him right over. I'll ask him to not be stupid anymore and send him on his way. Problem solved.


oh i see. the legal system, which told him pretty much the exact same thing, didn't get thru to him. but if he comes over to your house and YOU tell him this, he'll magically follow the laws and not get in trouble anymore?
 
2013-07-09 10:02:01 AM  

bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: Well thank goodness! What else would we do with all of that free tax payer money just lying around? Thankfully 10s of thousands of dollars will be spent to put that miscreant back behind bars where we will spend even more to keep him fed and cared for. God Bless America!

i agree there are far too many people in jail for things like having a joint. i get that. that's one of the reasons i wish marijuana would be at the very least decriminalized.

i also wish there were more readily available methods of separating the degenerates from society, temporarily or permanently, for mental treatment, etc, to attempt to rehabilitate them and return them to a useful role in society.

unfortunately these things have not changed quickly enough, and jail is the main answer. therefore this idiot who screwed up his probation is going back in.

how about we send him to your house instead?

Send him right over. I'll ask him to not be stupid anymore and send him on his way. Problem solved.

oh i see. the legal system, which told him pretty much the exact same thing, didn't get thru to him. but if he comes over to your house and YOU tell him this, he'll magically follow the laws and not get in trouble anymore?


How on earth did you come to THAT conclusion? Did I say anything about being better at rehabilitation? Did I even imply it?

Nope, not even a little. What I did was suggest that my method would be just as good, but save a whole hell of a lot of money in the process as opposed to locking him up for a joint.

Perhaps if we stopped locking people up for dumb shiat, you wouldn't have to parole people who did serious crime in the first place?

Crazy, right?

By the way, did you know we have a higher percentage of our population in jail than ANY other country in the world? We should do something about that.
 
2013-07-09 10:07:21 AM  

EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: Well thank goodness! What else would we do with all of that free tax payer money just lying around? Thankfully 10s of thousands of dollars will be spent to put that miscreant back behind bars where we will spend even more to keep him fed and cared for. God Bless America!

i agree there are far too many people in jail for things like having a joint. i get that. that's one of the reasons i wish marijuana would be at the very least decriminalized.

i also wish there were more readily available methods of separating the degenerates from society, temporarily or permanently, for mental treatment, etc, to attempt to rehabilitate them and return them to a useful role in society.

unfortunately these things have not changed quickly enough, and jail is the main answer. therefore this idiot who screwed up his probation is going back in.

how about we send him to your house instead?

Send him right over. I'll ask him to not be stupid anymore and send him on his way. Problem solved.

oh i see. the legal system, which told him pretty much the exact same thing, didn't get thru to him. but if he comes over to your house and YOU tell him this, he'll magically follow the laws and not get in trouble anymore?

How on earth did you come to THAT conclusion? Did I say anything about being better at rehabilitation? Did I even imply it?

Nope, not even a little. What I did was suggest that my method would be just as good, but save a whole hell of a lot of money in the process as opposed to locking him up for a joint.

Perhaps if we stopped locking people up for dumb shiat, you wouldn't have to parole people who did serious crime in the first place?

Crazy, right?

By the way, did you know we have a higher percentage of our population in jail than ANY other country in the world? We should do something about that.


you obviously have not been paying attention. the guy isn't going to jail for a joint behind his ear. the offense could've been any one of a list of things he is prohibited from, due to the terms of his probated sentence he received for homocide/manslaughter. i suspect many of the things on his list of "do it and go back to jail" are actually things that folks who have not been convicted felons are allowed, like owning firearms, and possibly alcohol consumption. obviously anything ILLEGAL, such as drug possession, could be grounds for his return to jail.

so, while there are many times i feel my tax dollars are being wasted, punishing some dumb farker who doesn't know how to stay out of trouble isn't at the top of my gripe list.
 
2013-07-09 10:10:17 AM  
recidivism.
repeat offender.
 
2013-07-09 10:45:49 AM  

bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: Well thank goodness! What else would we do with all of that free tax payer money just lying around? Thankfully 10s of thousands of dollars will be spent to put that miscreant back behind bars where we will spend even more to keep him fed and cared for. God Bless America!

i agree there are far too many people in jail for things like having a joint. i get that. that's one of the reasons i wish marijuana would be at the very least decriminalized.

i also wish there were more readily available methods of separating the degenerates from society, temporarily or permanently, for mental treatment, etc, to attempt to rehabilitate them and return them to a useful role in society.

unfortunately these things have not changed quickly enough, and jail is the main answer. therefore this idiot who screwed up his probation is going back in.

how about we send him to your house instead?

Send him right over. I'll ask him to not be stupid anymore and send him on his way. Problem solved.

oh i see. the legal system, which told him pretty much the exact same thing, didn't get thru to him. but if he comes over to your house and YOU tell him this, he'll magically follow the laws and not get in trouble anymore?

How on earth did you come to THAT conclusion? Did I say anything about being better at rehabilitation? Did I even imply it?

Nope, not even a little. What I did was suggest that my method would be just as good, but save a whole hell of a lot of money in the process as opposed to locking him up for a joint.

Perhaps if we stopped locking people up for dumb shiat, you wouldn't have to parole people who did serious crime in the first place?

Crazy, right?

By the way, did you know we have a higher percentage of our population in jail than ANY other country in the world? We should do something about that.

you obviously have not been paying attention. the guy isn't going to jail for a joint behind his ear. the offense could've been ...


Yes I have been paying attention, my point is, if you're going to let him out after being convicted of farking MANSLAUGHTER, then putting him back for a joint is just asinine. Do you think that is going to help? The history of incarceration in this country is a pile of dog shait, but we just keep on keeping on anyway because of a some a-hole's vision of what the punishments should be, even though they don't work.

Like I said, how about we just stop clogging the jails with people doing minor, stupid shiat?
 
2013-07-09 10:50:40 AM  

bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: Well thank goodness! What else would we do with all of that free tax payer money just lying around? Thankfully 10s of thousands of dollars will be spent to put that miscreant back behind bars where we will spend even more to keep him fed and cared for. God Bless America!

i agree there are far too many people in jail for things like having a joint. i get that. that's one of the reasons i wish marijuana would be at the very least decriminalized.

i also wish there were more readily available methods of separating the degenerates from society, temporarily or permanently, for mental treatment, etc, to attempt to rehabilitate them and return them to a useful role in society.

unfortunately these things have not changed quickly enough, and jail is the main answer. therefore this idiot who screwed up his probation is going back in.

how about we send him to your house instead?

Send him right over. I'll ask him to not be stupid anymore and send him on his way. Problem solved.

oh i see. the legal system, which told him pretty much the exact same thing, didn't get thru to him. but if he comes over to your house and YOU tell him this, he'll magically follow the laws and not get in trouble anymore?

How on earth did you come to THAT conclusion? Did I say anything about being better at rehabilitation? Did I even imply it?

Nope, not even a little. What I did was suggest that my method would be just as good, but save a whole hell of a lot of money in the process as opposed to locking him up for a joint.

Perhaps if we stopped locking people up for dumb shiat, you wouldn't have to parole people who did serious crime in the first place?

Crazy, right?

By the way, did you know we have a higher percentage of our population in jail than ANY other country in the world? We should do something about that.

you obviously have not been paying attention. the guy isn't going to jail for a joint behind his ear. the offense could've been ...


And because they are the rules of course they're right. Otherwise we wouldn't have such a flawlessly functioning prison system.
 
2013-07-09 11:04:24 AM  
EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: Yes I have been paying attention, my point is, if you're going to let him out after being convicted of farking MANSLAUGHTER, then putting him back for a joint is just asinine. Do you think that is going to help? The history of incarceration in this country is a pile of dog shait, but we just keep on keeping on anyway because of a some a-hole's vision of what the punishments should be, even though they don't work.

Like I said, how about we just stop clogging the jails with people doing minor, stupid shiat?


i'm not saying i disagree with you...but i think since we do have the laws and legal system that we currently have in place, this guy is a class-a idiot who deserves to go back. he was let out on the basis of "do something stupid again, you go back to jail"

i struck thru the part about "in this country" because i think jail is a very strange concept in the first place. for any offense. putting a person in a cage like an animal? allowing them, depending on their behavior, etc, to roam "freely" for a set amount of time in a larger cage with other people who are locked in separate cages the rest of the day? really? we humans thought of this as THE way to punish and "rehabilitate" other humans? and, not only was it thought of, we really haven't come up with enough other good ideas to make jail a last resort type of punishment instead of the primary type?
 
2013-07-09 12:09:51 PM  

bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: bungle_jr: EbolaNYC: Yes I have been paying attention, my point is, if you're going to let him out after being convicted of farking MANSLAUGHTER, then putting him back for a joint is just asinine. Do you think that is going to help? The history of incarceration in this country is a pile of dog shait, but we just keep on keeping on anyway because of a some a-hole's vision of what the punishments should be, even though they don't work.

Like I said, how about we just stop clogging the jails with people doing minor, stupid shiat?

i'm not saying i disagree with you...but i think since we do have the laws and legal system that we currently have in place, this guy is a class-a idiot who deserves to go back. he was let out on the basis of "do something stupid again, you go back to jail"

i struck thru the part about "in this country" because i think jail is a very strange concept in the first place. for any offense. putting a person in a cage like an animal? allowing them, depending on their behavior, etc, to roam "freely" for a set amount of time in a larger cage with other people who are locked in separate cages the rest of the day? really? we humans thought of this as THE way to punish and "rehabilitate" other humans? and, not only was it thought of, we really haven't come up with enough other good ideas to make jail a last resort type of punishment instead of the primary type?


The first step is to get rid of our puritanical crime and punishment mentality. It's not working and I think we could benefit from looking at how it's done elsewhere, yes, in Europe for example. Not just the incarceration part of it, but what other issues, social, economic and educational, that if addressed could make a difference.

If people are doing dumb, illegal shiat, why? Are they just bored? Do they just not really no any better because they were raised by other dumbasses who just perpetuate dysfunctional thought processes? Half the time that's what it is, these people just don't know how to get out of their own damned way and act positively on the important stuff and let the negative nonsense roll off their back like normal people do.

If we could reduce the rate of recidivism by not punishing that kind of thing with jail time and instead some kind of therapy or counseling instead to help this idiot get to the bottom of their bad habits, people would lose their minds because they don't want people to recover and do better, they want and eye for an eye or worse. Especially if they aren't white.

Prison in America, what a waste of money and human potential. We have 2.3 million people locked up. That's almost 1 billion (full-time employed, 8 hour day) man hours wasted per year. People that could be out there working, paying taxes, contributing to the greater good.

Don't get me wrong, people who murder and commit violent acts should be in jail and stay there seperate from non-violent offenders, but in my world, they stay there for their full term, like this guy should have. The only way that can ever be done is if we stop wasting space and tax dollars on dumb shiat like weed offenses.
 
2013-07-09 12:44:23 PM  
So, the moral to this story is .. some people are too stupid to do dope.

Gotcha
 
2013-07-09 01:01:37 PM  
jamiedubs.com
Leave the stoners alone!

/Seriously though, now us taxpayers have to house this guy for a misdemeanor.
//Wouldn't a fine benefit everyone?
 
2013-07-09 09:18:48 PM  
I used to work with a Chicago cop (at his side job), and he always told great stories.  He always referred to the perpetrators as "The Goof" as in "My partner and I responded to a call at a gas station, and when we get there, the goof is running out the front door..."  When I asked him why he called them all "The Goof", he said "because they're all stupid."

Years later I dated a girl who had a sister who had spent some time in jail. A couple months after her release, she drove back to the jail to visit some still-incarcerated friends.  The guards at the gate recognized her of course, searched the car, found a joint in the glove box, and marched her right back inside.  The goof indeed.
 
2013-07-09 11:29:57 PM  

Onkel Buck: COPS had a a guy do that same thing


One of my favorite COPS episodes.
Very good!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUp6M1-0gQk
 
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